I am stoked to annouce that I have been signed by the German snowboard and ski manufacturer goodboards as a team member and will be riding their specially designed snowkiteboard Apikal. I have already been riding it for the Int. Snowkite Championship at the beginning of the year and I this board led me to victory. So I am super happy to ride it officially this season.
Some tech on the board: The Apikal snowkiteboard was developed specifically for the requirements of snowkiters. The biggest difference to a snowboard is the shape. When snowkiting you ride mostly on the backside edge and are not making as many turns as a snowboarder. Consequently a bigger radius of 13/9 meter radius is possible (the edge is „straighter“). Thus, you do not go upwind unintentionally all the time and you can focus on what matters: enjoying the wind and have fun in the snow.
The wavy shaped backside edge gives the board an excellent grip even in freezing temperatures and super control at high speeds. Through the twin-tip shape riding in both directions is not a problem and the Double Rocker profile gives snappy pop for hooked and unhooked tricks. The sintered base allows the board to play even with low wind.
The Apical Snowkiteboard is the ultimate choice for snowkiting – be it in powder, to cruise off the slopes, at races, as well as for obstacle and slider. The board is limited to 20 copies. I already scored one, so who will be the other lucky 19? More information is available at www.goodboards.de. Have fun and enjoy the season. And don’t forget to pray for some snow so that I can go on a joyride this weekend 🙂
Marry X-Mas and a happy new year!